The Sandusky Library is hosting a program at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 on the Beatles’ 1964 and 1966 visits to Cleveland. The event is the 45th anniversary of the band’s first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
If you are old enough to remember who Ed Sullivan was, then perhaps you can remember the excitement created by The Beatles when they led the “British invasion” of rock bands in the 1960s, establishing a beachhead in the U.S. for the Rolling Stones, The Who, etc.
The library program features author Dave Schwensen, author of “The Beatles in Cleveland,” which tells the story of the two shows. His appearance will feature a documentary film about the shows and a rare 15-minute film of the 1966 Cleveland concert. There will also be a display of original newspaper articles, memorabilia and unpublished photos of the band in Cleveland.
Autographed discount copies of the book will be available after the program.
I read the book last year and it’s an amusing, light read with plenty of photos. It tells the tale of a bygone era when people listened to AM radio for the music.
Registration is requested for the event. Call the library at 419-625-3834 and press 0 to speak with a switchboard operator (available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) or press Option 6 to leave a message.